Day: June 17, 2015

OT: Madrid Off the Beaten Path – Juan Carlos I Park

Juan Carlos I Park is the main municipal park. It was inaugurated on the occasion of “Madrid Capital of Culture” in 1992. His name is in honour to Juan Carlos I (King of Spain). With the Park was recovered a highly degraded area, respecting an existing olive trees. It occupies an extension of 160 hectares and has a lake of 30,000 m2, a river of 1,900 m. to length, 13,000 m. of walks, 21 hectares of olive groves, 19 outdoor modern sculptures, a garden called the Three Cultures (“Tres Culturas“), and an auditorium. (Source: Madrid Tourist Information)

Some of the pictures I took this morning.

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Wikipedia, Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation

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At its meeting in Oviedo, the Jury for the 2015 Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation, has decided to confer the 2015 Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation on Wikipedia, the open-access digital encyclopedia created in 2001 by American Jimmy Wales. Figuring among the ten most visited websites in the world, Wikipedia has grown continuously to offer more than 37 million articles in 288 languages, including a number of indigenous languages. The Jury has valued this important example of international, democratic, open and participatory cooperation −to which thousands of people of all nationalities contribute selflessly− that has managed to make universal knowledge available to everyone along similar lines to those achieved by the encyclopedic spirit of the 18th century. (Source: Princess of Asturias Foundation)

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